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Family Mountain Home With Spectacular Views In A Gated Community- Ryan's Rest

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Home Plus Bunk House With Great Mountain Views

Ryan's Rest is a beautiful family owned mountain home on 1.5 acres with fantastic views in a private gated community!

Ryan's Rest is the perfect setting for relaxation or adventure. Get away from it while being less than 10 minutes from golf, Linville Caverns, Linville Gorge, and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. The city of Marion, with grocers and stores, is 15 short miles away and the towns of Newland, Boone, Blowing Rock, Spruce Pine, and Little Switzerland are all within 30 miles. There are several wineries within a short drive and the micro breweries in Asheville are less than an hour.

Ryan's Rest has a fully screened in front deck with views of six mountain ranges all the way to Mt. Mitchell. This deck offers a relaxing sitting area to enjoy the views or read, as well as a dining area that seats six. The rear patio deck is a great place to grill or just relax under the trees. There are two large driveways with plenty of parking and a 35' private RV roof for the experienced RV'er who needs a place to park.

The upstairs bedroom at Ryan's Rest offers a full private bathroom and a king bedroom suite. The main level has a large bedroom with a queen bedroom suite. The main level full bathroom has an old fashioned claw foot tub with shower attachment. The open kitchen with new appliances, dining area, and living room allow for entertaining in style. The laundry room is private and not exposed.

Bring the kids and still relax! Ryan's Rest has an outdoor bunk house located just off the back deck with a private entrance. It offers 2 sets of bunk beds, a futon, and a television for video games or movies. This is a great place for the kids to enjoy themselves, as well as space for additional guests.

Whether you desire to relax and enjoy the spectacular view from the front deck, or you are seeking the adventure offered by golf, hiking, swimming, or traveling the Blue Ridge, Ryan's Rest will provide memories that will never be forgotten.

Keywords: Family vacation, mountains, mountain retreat, mountain cabin, North Cove

Other Amenities

Ryan’s Rest is a two bedroom two bathroom mountain home with an additional bunk house located in a gated community on top of Oconee Falls. It easily sleeps eight and seats as many in the living room, dining room, or porches. A laundry room is located on the main level. Beautiful pecan floors and tongue and groove ceilings provide comfort and warmth. The property contains fruit trees and grapes that are available in season. Oconee Falls waterfall with a swimming hole is located directly below the property. For the golfer, the Blue Ridge Country Club is located 1 mile away. Linville Caverns and Linville Falls are within 5 miles. A Blue Ridge Parkway entrance is less than a 10 minute drive. Skiing, Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad, Boone, Blowing Rock, and Asheville are within an hours drive!


Churches Waterslide Oconee Waterfall Linville Caverns Linville Gorge Wineries Blue Ridge Country Club Crabtree Falls Snow Skiing Grandfather Mountain Mast General Store Gem Mining Altapass Apple Orchard Biltmore Estates Lake James


Leisure Activities

Antiquing Hiking Bird Watching Scenic Drives Wine Tastings Golf Swimming Cavern Exploring Gem Mining Horseback Riding Skiing Snowboarding Fishing Rafting Rock Climbing Kayaking Cycling Brewery and Zip line



Dishes Glasses Cutlery Bakeware Pot/Pans Toaster and Toaster Oven Crockpot Coffee Maker Hand Mixer Cooking Utensils Spices

More Details

William or Kelly Ryan
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About William or Kelly Ryan

William was born in Orlando, Florida and spent his summers in the mountains of North Carolina as a child. Kelly was born in Lodi, New Jersey and moved to North Carolina in 2005. William and Kelly met in Mooresville, NC and married in 2006. Since then we have adopted two wonderful children who enjoy these mountains and reside south of Atlanta, GA. William is in sales and Kelly manages the home and keeps the children engaged in many activities.

William or Kelly Ryan purchased this house in 2015

Why William or Kelly Ryan chose Marion

Ryan's Rest is a second generation home that has a history all it's own. William's father owned this property and proudly sold it to William when he decided to move to south GA to live near family. William spent his summers as a child playing in these mountains and hopes to reside here again in the future.

What makes this house unique

With it's tongue and groove ceilings, completely screened in porch with 45 mile views, and a safe friendly neighborhood, Ryan's Rest is a place like no other. A peaceful home with fruit trees and natural landscape, Ryan's Rest offers relaxation and adventure. It offers room for two families with the children able to stay in a bunk house that offers bunk beds and games right off the back patio.


Marion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bedroom with shower tub. Common bathroom on main level with antique claw tub. Claw tub offers hand held shower head and full curtain.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , 1 full size futon
  • Master bedroom with King bedroom suite. Second bedroom with Queen bedroom suite. Bunk house with two sets of bunk beds and a full size futon.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Ryan's Rest does not have Cable or WiFi, come and unplug! There are dozens of Blu-Ray/DVD movies available.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Family Mountain Home With Spectacular Views In A Gated Community- Ryan's Rest
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Austin, Tx

Beautiful, peaceful place!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a beautiful and relaxing getaway, this is it!! We felt the stresses of the daily hurry melt away as soon as we entered the gate to the property. When you enter the cabin and walk straight to the screened in porch and look out over the valley, you know you selected the right place. We loved the views, talk about a wonderful place to have your morning coffee and evening wine. We loved that the cabin had everything we needed to cook, tons of games to play with the kids, plenty of space to run around and be carefree. Going down to the falls and playing in the water was number one favorite for the kids. We absolutely love this place, and William and Kelly were so easy to communicate with. Visit Ryan's Rest!!!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haley and her family were guest you want! They enjoyed the house and treated it as if it was their own, leaving it as clean as they found it! Would love to host them in the future!
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Amazing Vacation highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful scenic location. There are many hiking trails near by. The view was outstanding. The cabin is gorgeous, very clean, the kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed to cook for the family. The beds and pillows were very comfortable and there was plenty of linens,blankets,and towels. The view was beautiful with all the mountains. The property owners were easy to get in contact with and very pleasant to speak with. The cabin is very peaceful and quiet. The lack of wifi was great,it allowed the family to engage in quality time with each other.The owners instructions were clear on how to find the cabin.I highly recommend this place for anyone who's looking for a beautiful vacation. A big thanks to the owners who gave my family and I the opportunity to stay at their place and have such memorable moments.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for that wonderful review! It was a pleasure hosting you and your family and we are glad you enjoyed it too!
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Wow..unbelievable hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about William and Kelly! We should have been travelling this Wed to spend a few days over Thanksgiving there. Due to the very unusual circumstances of the wildfires I emailed them with my concern's on Friday. They had already decided they would work with us if we chose not to risk going to the house because of the fires. They explained the forecast changed daily and they couldn't be sure what would happen as it was totally dependent on wind speed, direction etc. It will probably be fine, but my children are asthmatic and we had booked to get some fresh mountain air, enjoy spectacular views and hopefully stargaze and didn't want to risk there being a smoky atmosphere. These wonderful people could not have been more accommodating..they let me have over the weekend to think about it and look at the trends. I wrote with our decision today and there were no questions, William just acknowledged the cancellation and issued a full refund with happy holiday sentiments. You cannot ask for more than that!! We will most definitely be booking again in the near future and recommending them to friends. Wow! William and Kelly, thanks so very much again and very happy holidays to you!! Blessings. Jill

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great home with a spectacular view! The location is excellent close to Linville and easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway. A good place to just relax!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much, it was wonderful sharing our home with you! we hope to see you again.
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Already Planning our Next Visit...

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was just what we needed and reminded us how important it is to 'get away'. The view is amazing from the screened porch and loved the nearby waterfall/creek for our toddler. Toiletries and kitchen were very well stocked which made cooking meals at the cabin stress-free and enjoyable. Beds in the main house were very comfortable as well as living room furniture. Conveniently located to the Linville area made getting out for the day easy without much driving. We never did even open the bunk house or turn on TV/electronics as we were always outside exploring so can't comment on those features. Owners were extremely responsive and concerned with making our stay as pleasant as possible. Our son now asks when we are going back to the 'mountain house' and with a sigh I say 'hopefully soon'.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and would love to host you in the future!
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Magnificent Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this place justice!!! Kelly & William have succeeded in providing a home away from home for many future visitors. The views from the deck down the valley are spectacular and provide a wonderful place to truly relax over coffee at sunrise or wine & cheese at sunset. Kelly has the kitchen equipped with every item that a cook could want. If you aren't into cooking on vacation, just drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway to find some outstanding local fare. The bedrooms are spacious and the new furniture is very comfortable.

For kids, the Bunk House is a dream come true.... a place of their own equipped with books, games & videos of all kinds. If indoor activities get old, the swing, grape vines and blueberry bushes are steps away. Bonus, there is a creek & small wading pool located at the bottom of the mountain.

My husband and I joined the neighbors for golf at the Linville Falls Golf Course located at the entrance to the neighborhood. The course is challenging and beautiful.

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend get-away and hope to visit again soon! Thanks for providing everything for a stress free weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are blessed to have such awesome neighbors and are glad you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to have you with us again!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville, NC
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.75%

Absolutely no smoking permitted in house or decks. No exceptions please. No pets allowed without owner consent. Ryan's Rest does not have cable or WiFi, come unplug! See vacation rental agreement for additional information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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